While the age restriction might be modifiable, I'm not too sure yet, will have to check with the Karnataka Registrar of Societies, the Nationality of members has to be Indian as set down by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Goverment of India.
On 2/7/13, Abhishek Suryawanshi <i.abhishek.suryawan...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Arun for clarification. > > I can understand difficulty in getting registration. As society > registration is done, Hope so membership criteria will improve, so more and > more people can become part of movement. > > My query was just to make sure access is available to all irrespective of > age and nationality barrier! :) > > > > Regards, > Abhishek Suryawanshi, > On Behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune > > > > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Arun Ramarathnam <arunra...@gmail.com> > To: Wikimedia India Community list <email@example.com> > Cc: > Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 19:53:50 +0530 > Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] How to set up a SIG? > > > On Feb 2, 2013 7:22 PM, "Abhishek Suryawanshi" < > i.abhishek.suryawan...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Why there is 18 age limit to become member of Wikimedia India Chapter? > > Dear Abhishek, > > I can take that query as one of the folks involved in preparing and > debating the original MOA clauses of the chapter. > > The original intent was to keep membership criteria as open as possible - > age, citizenship, etc. > However the advise of the consultant who helped us with the society > registration was to limit membership to adults and indian citizens based > on their prior experience with getting these registrations through > quickly. We were advised that we could later seek permissions for the > above if the authorities so permitted. > > Not with standing these limitations it took the lot of meetings with > authorities to get the formal registration through. I have attended many > of these meetings to get due clearance. > > Hope that clarifies your query. > Regards > Arun > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Abhishek Suryawanshi <i.abhishek.suryawan...@gmail.com> > To: Srikanth Ramakrishnan <srik.r...@wikimedia.in> > Cc: Wikimedia India Community list <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 19:21:39 +0530 > Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] How to set up a SIG? > > Dear Srikanth, > > *When I mentioned it is easy to become a member, I meant for Indian >> citizens.* >> > 100 Rupee is membership fee and whether its small amount or large > amount is different point of view. > > > > Why there is 18 age limit to become member of Wikimedia India Chapter? > > > > Regards, > Abhishek Suryawanshi, > On Behalf of Wikipedia Club Pune > > > > > > > _____________________________________________________________________ > > *Srikanth Ramakrishnan* srik.ramk at wikimedia.in > <wikimediaindia-l%40lists.wikimedia.org?Subject=Re%3A%20%5BWikimediaindia-l%5D%20How%20to%20set%20up%20a%20SIG%3F&In-Reply-To=%3CCAKZFZLu1coq2ts46VsaN4_JOuRtqUUXNU0TNx%2BdRXk_4zw81RA%40mail.gmail.com%3E> > > > > > > Due to legal restrictions only an Indian citizen can become a member of the > Chapter. > When I mentioned it is easy to become a member, I meant for Indian > citizens. > > > On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM, Siebrand Mazeland (WMF) <smazeland at > wikimedia.org > <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l>> > wrote: > >>* On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <*>* srik.ramk at >> wikimedia.in >> <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l>> >> wrote:*>**>>* Becoming a member is pretty easy. It costs INR 100 to join >> and requires a*>>* single form to be filled and sent across.*>**>**>* >> Actually, it isn't. As Bence is not an Indian citizen over 18 or an >> Indian*>* institution, he cannot be a member.*>**>* Cheers!*>* --*>* >> Siebrand*>* _______________________________________________*>* >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list*>* Wikimediaindia-l at lists.wikimedia.org >> <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l>*>* To >> unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit*>* >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l*>**>** > > -- > Srikanth Ramakrishnan > Member of the Executive Committee > Wikimedia Chapter [India] > -- Srikanth Ramakrishnan Member of the Executive Committee Wikimedia Chapter [India] Donate to the Wikimedia India Chapter today<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Donations> _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l